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Characters Pronunciation
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Mandarin shèng / sheng4
Taiwan sheng
Japanese shou / sho / しょう
Chinese victory; success; to beat; to defeat; to surpass; victorious; superior to; to get the better of; better than; surpassing; superb (of vista); beautiful (scenery); wonderful (view); (Taiwan pr. [sheng1]) able to bear; equal to (a task)
Japanese (1) win; victory; (2) beautiful scenery; scenic spot; (suf,ctr) (3) (ant: 敗・2) counter for wins; (surname, female given name) Masaru; (surname) Masa; (surname) Tou; (male given name) Tsuyoshi; (personal name) Sun; (surname) Suguro; (surname, given name) Sugure; (surname, given name) Suguru; (surname, given name) Suguri; (given name) Shoumin; (given name) Shou; (given name) Katsushi; (surname) Katsuzaki; (surname, female given name) Katsu; (surname, given name) Kachi; (surname) Kaji
jina, victorious, from ji, to overcome, surpass; superior



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Mandarin dé zhì / de2 zhi4
Taiwan te chih
Chinese to accomplish one's ambition; a dream come true; to enjoy success


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Mandarin chéng gōng / cheng2 gong1
Taiwan ch`eng kung / cheng kung
Japanese seikou / seko / せいこう
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese success; to succeed; CL:次[ci4],個|个[ge4]; Chenggong or Chengkung town in Taitung County 臺東縣|台东县[Tai2 dong1 Xian4], southeast Taiwan
Japanese (noun/participle) success; hit; (given name) Seikou


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Mandarin chéng jiù / cheng2 jiu4
Taiwan ch`eng chiu / cheng chiu
Japanese jouju / joju / じょうじゅ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese accomplishment; success; achievement; CL:個|个[ge4]; to achieve (a result); to create; to bring about
Japanese (n,vs,n-suf) fulfillment; fulfilment; realization; realisation; completion; (given name) Jouju; (given name) Shigenari
siddhi: accomplishment, fulfillment, completion, to bring to perfection; achieved



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Mandarin qiān lǜ yī dé / qian1 lu:4 yi1 de2
Taiwan ch`ien lü i te / chien lü i te
Japanese senryoittoku;senryonoittoku / せんりょいっとく;せんりょのいっとく
Chinese a thousand tries leads to one success (idiom, humble expr.); Even without any notable ability on my part, I may still get it right sometimes by good luck.
Japanese (expression) (yoji) Even a fool may sometimes come up with a good idea


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Japanese shippaihaseikounomoto / shippaihasekonomoto / しっぱいはせいこうのもと
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (expression) (idiom) failure teaches success; failure is a stepping-stone to success



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Mandarin shī bài shì chéng gōng zhī mǔ / shi1 bai4 shi4 cheng2 gong1 zhi1 mu3
Taiwan shih pai shih ch`eng kung chih mu / shih pai shih cheng kung chih mu
Chinese Failure is the mother of success.


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Japanese shippaihaseikounomoto / shippaihasekonomoto / しっぱいはせいこうのもと Japanese (expression) (idiom) failure teaches success; failure is a stepping-stone to success



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Mandarin shèng suàn / sheng4 suan4
Taiwan sheng suan
Japanese shousan / shosan / しょうさん
Chinese odds of success; stratagem that ensures success; to be sure of success
Japanese prospects of victory; chances of success; (personal name) Shousan



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Mandarin chéng bài / cheng2 bai4
Taiwan ch`eng pai / cheng pai
Japanese seibai / sebai / せいばい    seihai / sehai / せいはい
Chinese success or failure
Japanese (noun/participle) punishment; judgement; judgment; success and failure
success and failure; success and failure



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Mandarin mì jué / mi4 jue2
Taiwan mi chüeh
Japanese hiketsu / ひけつ
Chinese secret know-how; key (to longevity); secret (of happiness); recipe (for success)
Japanese secret (method, trick, etc.); mysteries (of an art, trade, etc.); key (e.g. to success); recipe

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Mandarin gōng / gong1
Taiwan kung
Japanese kou / ko / こう
Chinese meritorious deed or service; achievement; result; service; accomplishment; work (physics)
Japanese (1) merit; success; meritorious deed; (2) achievement; accumulated experience; (male given name) Tsutomu; (personal name) Kousou; (personal name) Kouji; (personal name) Koushou; (surname, given name) Kou; (given name) Isoshi; (given name) Isao (Isawo); (given name) Isamu; (female given name) Isao; (given name) Isa
Merit, meritorious; achievement, hence 功力 achieving strength, earnest effort after the good).

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Mandarin xiào / xiao4
Taiwan hsiao
Japanese kou / ko / こう
Chinese variant of 效[xiao4]
Japanese efficacy; benefit; efficiency; effect; result; success; (given name) Isao

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Mandarin/ du4
Taiwan tu
Japanese to
Chinese to envy (success, talent); jealous


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Japanese hitohana / ひとはな Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) success; one flower; (female given name) Himika; (female given name) Hitoha; (female given name) Hitoka; (female given name) Hideka; (female given name) Hana; (female given name) Kunika; (female given name) Kazuha; (surname, female given name) Itsuka; (surname) Ikka; (surname) Ichihana; (female given name) Ichika



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Mandarin shàng lái / shang4 lai2
Taiwan shang lai
Japanese jōrai
Chinese to come up; to approach; (verb complement indicating success)
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Mandarin jiā jì / jia1 ji4
Taiwan chia chi
Chinese good result; success


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Mandarin chū shì / chu1 shi4
Taiwan ch`u shih / chu shih
Japanese shusse / しゅっせ
Chinese to be born; to come into being; to withdraw from worldly affairs
Japanese (noun/participle) success in life; getting ahead; successful career; promotion; climbing the corporate ladder; eminence; (surname) Shutsuse; (surname) Shusse
(1) Appearance in the world e. g. the Buddha's appearing. (2) To leave the world; a monk or nun. (3) Beyond, or outside this world, not of this world; of nirvana character; supramundane



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Mandarin chū xiàn / chu1 xian4
Taiwan ch`u hsien / chu hsien
Chinese (sports) to go out of bounds; to go over the line; to qualify for the next round of competition; (Tw) (fig.) to make the grade; to achieve success



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Mandarin shèng lì / sheng4 li4
Taiwan sheng li
Japanese masatoshi / まさとし    masato / まさと    suguri / すぐり    shouri / shori / しょうり    katsutoshi / かつとし    akitoshi / あきとし
Chinese victory; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (noun/participle) victory; triumph; conquest; success; win; (male given name) Masatoshi; (given name) Masato; (female given name) Suguri; (given name) Shouri; (s,m) Katsutoshi; (male given name) Akitoshi
excellent benefit


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Japanese kyuuraku / kyuraku / きゅうらく Japanese success or failure (in examinations)



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Mandarin jiào xiǎng / jiao4 xiang3
Taiwan chiao hsiang
Chinese to gain fame and success


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Japanese gouhi / gohi / ごうひ Japanese success or failure; result


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Mandarin hé gé / he2 ge2
Taiwan ho ko
Japanese goukaku / gokaku / ごうかく
Chinese to meet the standard required; qualified; eligible (voter etc)
Japanese (noun/participle) success; passing (e.g. exam); eligibility



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Mandarin bào xǐ / bao4 xi3
Taiwan pao hsi
Chinese to announce good news; to report success



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Mandarin bào zi / bao4 zi5
Taiwan pao tzu
Chinese bearer of good news (esp. announcing success in imperial examinations)



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Mandarin bào jié / bao4 jie2
Taiwan pao chieh
Chinese report a success; announce a victory



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Mandarin bào tiáo / bao4 tiao2
Taiwan pao t`iao / pao tiao
Chinese report of success from a candidate to the imperial examination (old); list of deaths


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Mandarin dà gōng / da4 gong1
Taiwan ta kung
Japanese taikou / taiko / たいこう
Chinese great merit; great service
Japanese distinguished or meritorious service
great success; great success


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Mandarin dà chéng / da4 cheng2
Taiwan ta ch`eng / ta cheng
Japanese taisei / taise / たいせい
Japanese (noun/participle) completion; accomplishment; attainment of greatness or success; (given name) Hironari; (personal name) Hiroshige; (personal name) Dainari; (given name) Daisei; (given name) Daijou; (place-name, surname) Taisei; (place-name, surname) Oonaru; (place-name, surname) Oonari
Mahāsaṃmbhava. Great completion. The imaginary realm in which (in turn) appeared 20,000 koṭīs of Buddhas all of the same title, Bhīṣmagarjita-ghoṣasvararāja; (Skt. mahāsaṃmbhava)


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Japanese soukou / soko / そうこう Japanese (noun/participle) success; achievement; fruition



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Mandarin kè zhèng / ke4 zheng4
Taiwan k`o cheng / ko cheng
Japanese kokushō
The assurance of success in attaining enlightenment; assurance of attaining enlightenment


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Japanese shousei / shose / しょうせい Japanese a minor success; (surname) Konari


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Mandarin shī lì / shi1 li4
Taiwan shih li
Japanese shiri
Sri. 師利; 室利; 室離; 室哩; 修利; 昔哩; 悉利 (1) Fortune, prosperity; high rank, success, good fortune, virtues, these four are named as its connotation. (2) The wife of Viṣṇu. (3) An honorifc prefix or affix to names of gods, great men, and books. (4) An exclamation at the head of liturgies. (5) An abbreviation for Mañjuśrī.


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Japanese touraku / toraku / とうらく Japanese result of an election; success or defeat in an election


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Mandarin dé shī / de2 shi1
Taiwan te shih
Japanese tokushitsu / とくしつ
Chinese gains and losses; success and failure; merits and demerits
Japanese advantages and disadvantages; plus and minuses
gain and loss


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Mandarin gōng zhù / gong1 zhu4
Taiwan kung chu
Chinese to congratulate respectfully; to wish good luck and success (esp. to a superior); with best wishes (in writing)


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Mandarin xī lì / xi1 li4
Taiwan hsi li
Japanese shiri
idem 室利 q.v. 悉地 siddhi, accomplishment, complete attainment, perfection, proof, truth, final emancipation, supreme felicity, magical or supernatural powers; cf. M.W. As supernatural power it is used to end calamities, subdue demons, etc; success


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Japanese seihi / sehi / せいひ Japanese success or failure; outcome; result


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Japanese seisan / sesan / せいさん Japanese hope of success; prospects of success



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Mandarin zhàn jì / zhan4 ji4
Taiwan chan chi
Chinese military successes; (fig.) success; accomplishment



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Mandarin dǎ xiǎng / da3 xiang3
Taiwan ta hsiang
Chinese to start shooting or firing; to win an initial success; to succeed (of a plan)


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Mandarin zhāo fǎ / zhao1 fa3
Taiwan chao fa
Chinese move; method of use; trick for success



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Mandarin zhāo cái / zhao1 cai2
Taiwan chao ts`ai / chao tsai
Chinese lit. inviting wealth; We wish you success and riches (cf idiom 招財進寶|招财进宝[zhao1 cai2 jin4 bao3])


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Mandarin jié lì / jie2 li4
Taiwan chieh li
Japanese katsutoshi / かつとし
Japanese (noun/participle) victory; triumph; conquest; success; win; (male given name) Katsutoshi



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Mandarin jié bào / jie2 bao4
Taiwan chieh pao
Japanese shouhou / shoho / しょうほう
Chinese report of success; report of a victory
Japanese news of a victory



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Mandarin guǒ shí / guo3 shi2
Taiwan kuo shih
Chinese fruit (produced by a plant); (fig.) fruits (of success etc); results; gains


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Japanese gokui / ごくい Japanese deepest level (of an art, skill, etc.); secret teachings; mysteries; innermost secrets; the secret (of success, etc.); (surname) Gokui



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Mandarin mǎn guàn / man3 guan4
Taiwan man kuan
Chinese to win every trick in a card game; grand slam; fig. total success



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Mandarin tián tou / tian2 tou5
Taiwan t`ien t`ou / tien tou
Chinese sweet taste (of power, success etc); benefit



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Mandarin shèng kuàng / sheng4 kuang4
Taiwan sheng k`uang / sheng kuang
Japanese seikyou / sekyo / せいきょう
Chinese grand occasion
Japanese success; prosperity; boom



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Mandarin shuò guǒ / shuo4 guo3
Taiwan shuo kuo
Japanese ooka / おおか
Chinese major achievement; great work; triumphant success
Japanese (personal name) Ooka


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Mandarin mì mì / mi4 mi4
Taiwan mi mi
Japanese himitsu / ひみつ
Chinese secret; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (n,adj-na,adj-no) (1) secret; secrecy; confidentiality; privacy; (2) mystery; (3) (See 秘訣) secret (e.g. to success); (4) {Buddh} esoteric teachings


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Japanese hiketsu / ひけつ Japanese (irregular kanji usage) secret (method, trick, etc.); mysteries (of an art, trade, etc.); key (e.g. to success); recipe



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Mandarin qióng dá / qiong2 da2
Taiwan ch`iung ta / chiung ta
Japanese kyūdatsu
failure and success; failure and success


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Mandarin lì shēn / li4 shen1
Taiwan li shen
Japanese risshin / りっしん
Chinese to stand up; to conduct oneself
Japanese (noun/participle) establishing oneself in life; success in life; (given name) Risshin; (surname) Tatemi; (surname, female given name) Tatsumi
establish oneself


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Japanese ketsujitsu / けつじつ Japanese (noun/participle) (1) fruition; fructification; bearing fruit; (2) being successful; achieving success; bearing fruit (idea, plan, ambition); realization; realisation; (female given name) Yumi; (female given name) Yuumi; (female given name) Yuimi; (female given name) Minori


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Japanese enpuku / えんぷく Japanese success in love


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Mandarin jiē dào / jie1 dao4
Taiwan chieh tao
Japanese kaidou / kaido / かいどう
Chinese street; CL:條|条[tiao2]; subdistrict; residential district
Japanese (1) highway (esp. one existing from the Edo period); main road; (2) (See 出世街道・しゅっせかいどう) highway (e.g. to success); path (to becoming ...); (place-name, surname) Kaidou


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Mandarin wèi huò / wei4 huo4
Taiwan wei huo
Chinese abbr. for generals Wei Qing 衛青|卫青 and Huo Qubing 霍去病 of Western Han 西漢|西汉[Xi1 Han4], famous for their success in quelling the Xiongnu barbarian invaders



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Mandarin yào jué / yao4 jue2
Taiwan yao chüeh
Japanese youketsu / yoketsu / ようけつ
Chinese the key trick; the secret of success
Japanese main point


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Mandarin sù chéng / su4 cheng2
Taiwan su ch`eng / su cheng
Japanese sokusei / sokuse / そくせい
Chinese crash (course); accelerated (process); quick (fix); instant (success); to achieve in a short time
Japanese (noun/participle) intensive (short-term) training
Speedily completed; accomplish rapidly



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Mandarin mài xiàng / mai4 xiang4
Taiwan mai hsiang
Chinese to stride toward (success); to march toward; to take a step toward



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Mandarin pū lù / pu1 lu4
Taiwan p`u lu / pu lu
Chinese to pave (with paving stones); to lay a road; to give a present to sb to ensure success



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Mandarin chuǎng dàng / chuang3 dang4
Taiwan ch`uang tang / chuang tang
Chinese to leave home to make one's way in the world; to leave the life one knows to seek success



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Mandarin fēi shēng / fei1 sheng1
Taiwan fei sheng
Chinese to levitate heavenwards (a Daoist success); to take off; to soar (of prices)



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Mandarin fēi shēng / fei1 sheng1
Taiwan fei sheng
Chinese to levitate heavenwards (a Daoist success); to take off; to soar (of prices)


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Mandarin gāo dī / gao1 di1
Taiwan kao ti
Japanese koutei(p);takahiku / kote(p);takahiku / こうてい(P);たかひく
Chinese height; altitude (aviation); pitch (music); ups and downs (success or failure); whether something is right or wrong; comparative strength, weight, depth, stature; (spoken interjection) anyway, whatever; eventually, in the end
Japanese (noun/participle) high and low; rise and fall


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Japanese ousen / osen / おうせん Japanese (1) (orig. meaning) (See 鶯谷・おうこく・1) warbler flying from a valley to a tree; (2) (See 鶯谷・おうこく・3) finding success in life; (3) (See 進士・しんし・1) passing the palace examination


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Japanese goseikou / goseko / ごせいこう Japanese your success


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Japanese hitto / ヒット Japanese (noun/participle) (1) {baseb} hit; base hit; safe hit; single; (2) hit; success; (3) {sports} hit (e.g. boxing, hockey); blow; (4) {comp} hit (i.e. as a search result); (given name) Hitto



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Mandarin sān qī kāi / san1 qi1 kai1
Taiwan san ch`i k`ai / san chi kai
Chinese ratio seventy to thirty; thirty percent failure, seventy percent success


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Mandarin sān bá zhì / san1 ba2 zhi4
Taiwan san pa chih
Japanese sanbatchi
(or 諦) saṃpatti. To turn out well, prosper, be on the path of success.


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Japanese joudeki / jodeki / じょうでき Japanese (n,adj-no,adj-na) good performance; good work; great success


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Japanese joushubi / joshubi / じょうしゅび Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (ant: 不首尾・1) great success; happy result; good result


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Japanese imaippo / いまいっぽ Japanese (exp,adv) (1) one more; another; the other; (2) not quite; (3) close run; just falling short of success


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Japanese shoseijutsu / shosejutsu / しょせいじゅつ Japanese worldly wisdom; secret of success in life


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Japanese kachime / かちめ Japanese chance (of success); odds



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Mandarin bào lù rén / bao4 lu4 ren2
Taiwan pao lu jen
Chinese bearer of good news (esp. announcing success in imperial examinations)


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Japanese oodeki / おおでき Japanese well-made; well-done; great success


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Japanese oouke / ooke / おおうけ Japanese (noun/participle) big hit; great success


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Japanese daiseikou / daiseko / だいせいこう Japanese huge success


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Japanese daiseikyou / daisekyo / だいせいきょう Japanese (1) great success; roaring business; (can be adjective with の) (2) busy; packed-out


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Japanese goseikou / goseko / ごせいこう Japanese your success


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Japanese seikoudo / sekodo / せいこうど Japanese degree of success; success rate


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Japanese seikouritsu / sekoritsu / せいこうりつ Japanese success rate


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Japanese seikouri / sekori / せいこうり Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (status of) successful completion; successful outcome; success


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Japanese seikouri / sekori / せいこうり Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (status of) successful completion; successful outcome; success


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Mandarin chéng huó lǜ / cheng2 huo2 lu:4
Taiwan ch`eng huo lü / cheng huo lü
Chinese survival rate; rate of success


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Japanese sakurasaku / さくらさく Japanese (exp,v5k) (idiom) exam success


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Japanese ketteiritsu / ketteritsu / けっていりつ Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) shooting rate (in ball games, e.g. volleyball, basketball, soccer, etc.); shooting percentage; (2) success rate (esp. business, e.g. sales)



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Mandarin mǎn táng hóng / man3 tang2 hong2
Taiwan man t`ang hung / man tang hung
Chinese success across the board; victory in everything one touches



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Mandarin áo chū tóu / ao2 chu1 tou2
Taiwan ao ch`u t`ou / ao chu tou
Chinese to break clear of all the troubles and hardships; to achieve success; to make it



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Mandarin gǒu shǐ yùn / gou3 shi3 yun4
Taiwan kou shih yün
Chinese unexpected success; Lucky bastard! (slang)


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Japanese touryuumon / toryumon / とうりゅうもん Japanese gateway to success; opening to honours; opening to honors


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Japanese touryuumon / toryumon / とうりゅうもん Japanese gateway to success; opening to honours; opening to honors


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Japanese suzuriarai / すずりあらい Japanese (obscure) (See 七夕) event where schoolchildren wash their inkstones, brushes and desks the night before Tanabata to pray for success in their studies


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Japanese hiketsu / ひけつ Japanese secret (method, trick, etc.); mysteries (of an art, trade, etc.); key (e.g. to success); recipe


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Japanese risshiden / りっしでん Japanese success story


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Mandarin néng ān rěn / neng2 an1 ren3
Taiwan neng an jen
Japanese nō annin
indifference to success and adversity; indifference to success and adversity

Entries with 2nd row of characters: The 2nd row is Simplified Chinese.


This page contains 100 results for "success" in Chinese and/or Japanese.

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Apparently, we were the first ones who were crazy enough to think that western people might want a combined Chinese, Japanese, and Buddhist dictionary.

A lot of westerners can't tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese - and there is a reason for that. Chinese characters and even whole words were borrowed by Japan from the Chinese language in the 5th century. Much of the time, if a word or character is used in both languages, it will have the same or a similar meaning. However, this is not always true. Language evolves, and meanings independently change in each language.

Example: The Chinese character 湯 for soup (hot water) has come to mean bath (hot water) in Japanese. They have the same root meaning of "hot water", but a 湯屋 sign on a bathhouse in Japan would lead a Chinese person to think it was a "soup house" or a place to get a bowl of soup. See this: Soup or Bath

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